The City of Canning’s vision is to create a welcome and thriving city that is recognised for the opportunities it offers all residents and visitors. The City is keen to celebrate and support arts, recreation, cultural heritage, events, festivals and sporting activities for the greater benefit of the community.

The variety of events and festivals in Canning encourage visitation while celebrating the community’s diversity, talents and increasing cultural understanding. Community events and festivals help bring energy to the streets and public spaces while making an important contribution to the City’s economy.

The biggest and most celebrated annual community events and projects in the City of Canning include:

Community Citizen of the Year

The Awards reward and recognise individuals and organisations making an outstanding contribution to the community. Nominations open on 1 September and close on 31 October. Click here for details.

Neighbourhood Nights - returning November 2020

A series of pop up events in your local neighbourhood, promoting mental and physical wellbeing and inspiring social connection through a range of free activities and workshops plus tasty food trucks and entertainment.

Carols by Candlelight - returning December 2020

Featuring the Canning City Brass Band, Rossmoyne Community Singers, Avenue Jazz Band plus special guests, singalong to classic and new carols with roving entertainment plus kid's craft activities. 

New Year's Day Concert and Fireworks - returning 2022 (CANCELLED 2021 DUE TO COVID)

The City's most iconic and popular event with stage performances, kid's adventure zone, food village and a dazzling fireworks display on the Shelley Foreshore. 

Mid Week Eats - returning Jan 2021

A delectable and mouthwatering display of WA's best food trucks across 6 weeks, exploring a different theme each week. Enjoy roving and live entertainment in a gorgeous outdoor setting by Riverton Reserve from Jan to Feb. Click here to check out the photos from this year's series.


ANZAC Morning March & Service - returning April 2021

Run in partnership with the Canning Sub-Branch Returned Services League, the City welcomes all to join a traditional and memorable morning service to commemorate our brave soldiers and their families.

ANZAC Legacy Blues Concert

This free blues soiree features local blues legends from across the State. It is family-friendly and a must do for any blues fans or those who love to dance! 

NAIDOC Week Walk

Enjoy a short 4km walk of the The Butterflies, Birds and Bridges Loop leaving from Kent Street Weir bridge. Along the way learn some basic Noongar words and phrases, and enjoy an area rich with history and nature.

Canning Art Awards - returning August 2021

The Canning Art Awards welcomes all Perth artists to submit their works across multiple categories, with the chance to win cash prizes and have their work displayed in the newly refurbished Riverton Library. Click here to see a list of the 2019 winners!

Youth Fest - returning 2021

A free event for young people aged 13-17 with a tonne of activities, games, competitions and cheap eats. Held around Willetton each year with local service providers and our awesome Youth Services Team. Until then, check out Willetton, Lynwood or Bentley Youth Centre!

Muddy Hands Festival - returning Feb 2021

An event to encourage children and families to enjoy playing outdoors and being among nature, bringing unstructured play into their everyday lives. Build cubbies, enjoy mud play, nature crafts and more!

Pioneers Tea - returning 2021

Have you lived continuously in the City of Canning for 50 years or more? We would like to acknowledge you at our annual Pioneers Tea at the Civic Administration Building. To have your name put on our list, email or call 1300 422 664 and ask for the events team!
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